Mrs. Laughrun, Asst 4 years

Meet Our Teachers...


Parkway Presbyterian Preschool is staffed by loving, experienced, and committed teachers.  Our teachers have a proven record of high quality, developmentally appropriate teaching.

Ms. Wilkers, M-F 2 years

This is Ms. Wilkers third year with Parkway Preschool but has been a member of Parkway Church all her life.  She loves playing with all our happy babies... she is never short on hugs and kisses for our littlest crew!

Mrs. Hall T/TH/F 2 years

I have been teaching preschool for 19 years.  I have been married for 25 years and have three wonderful children.  I enjoy gardening, crochet, and reading.

Mrs. Coplon, M-F 3 years

I am in my seventh year of teaching, but my family has been a part of this preschool since 2006, as both my children attended and absolutely loved it!  It is greatly rewarding to help children learn and grow in a caring and nurturing environment.  My husband and I have have been married for 26 years.  We have a daughter in middle school and a son in elementary school.  The things I love most are my family, good food, gardening, and the beach.

Mrs. Thompson, Asst all ages

Mrs. Thompson joined our staff just this year, but her children have been a part of our preschool for some time!  Her energy cannot be matched!  We can often hear her singing with the kids from down the hall.  Her smile is contagious!

Kristen Absher, Preschool Director

Mrs. Laughrun has been holding our preschool together for many years. She is always there to lend a helping hand.  In her free time, she enjoys walking and shopping with her wonderful husband Jimmy, her dog, Suzy Q (pictured here), and her granddaughters.

Mrs. Dorer, M-F 3 years

​I started teaching preschool in 2003 when my youngest child began preschool.  He "graduated", but I just couldn't leave!  I love being with children everyday and watching them learn and grow.  Each child is unique and I strive to give them each laughter, love, and learning through our projects and time together.  I graduated from ASU       (Go App!) and have 3 boys and a wonderful husband.  Love reading and walking in my free time.

​Welcome to Parkway Preschool... where learning and creativity come to play!  I am so excited to be the director of such a wonderful preschool!  I love to watch children grow.  My husband and I have two great children, Michael, 17 yrs and Lindsay, 15 yrs.  We live in Lewisville with our two dogs.   I LOVE to craft in my free time!

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Mrs. Boccardi, M-F 4 years

I have always known that I have wanted to work with children.  I taught elementary age children for several years before starting a family.  I have enjoyed teaching four year olds for the past eight years.  I love to spend my free time reading and with my husband, Jay, my son, Daniel, and our dog, Bella.  I am also an active member for the Autism Society of Forsyth County.

Mrs. Scheipers, Asst 2 years

This is my sweet puppy, Munch.  He is the latest addition to our family.  I also have three great kids.  This is my 12th year working with the kids and teachers of Parkway Preschool.  I feel so lucky to have a job that I love so much!

Mrs. Wagner, M-TH Toddlers

I am in my 6th year of teaching preschool and love working with children.  I have a BS from the University of Delaware.  I have been married for 23 years and have two wonderful daughters and wonderful son.  My daughters are students at NC State studying business and engineering.  My son is in 8th grade.